Dec 3, 2012 4:30pm PST
. the workshops are expected to shine a light on the controversial practice. sylvia hall, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: another major international bank could soon pay up to settle allegations of price-fixing on a key interest rate. swiss bank u.b.s. is expected to settle charges of rigging "libor-rates" as soon as next week with regulators in the u.s. and britain. u.b.s. is not the first bank to settle charges for manipulating the rate that affects everything from credit cards, to state governments. last summer barclays paid almost half a billion dollars. >> tom: the major stock indices were weighed down as u.s. factories reported less business last month. after starting out the session with a small rally, the s&p 500 fell into the red by mid-day. it finished down 0.5%. trading volume was light to begin a new month. 655 million shares on the big board. under 1.7 billion on the nasdaq. economically sensitive sectors saw the heaviest selling. the materials sector fell 1.8%. industrials were down 1.1%. and e utility sector shed 0.6% over worries about less power demand with less manufacturing.